Time: August 1, 2014 to August 7, 2014
Location: Downtown Independent
Street: 251 S Main Street
City/Town: Los Angeles
Website or Map: http://downtownindependent.com
Phone: 213 617 1033
Event Type: movie, screening
Organized By: Downtown Independent
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2014
‘Sleep Dealer’ is a Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller packed with stunning visuals and strong social and political themes.
Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) is a young man in near-future Mexico. When his family is victim of a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrant workers cannot cross this new world border – it's been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America.
Memo's search for a better future leads him to love, loss, and a confrontation with a mysterious figure from his past.
The Los Angeles Times writes “Adventurous, ambitious and ingeniously futuristic, "Sleep Dealer" is a welcome surprise. It combines visually arresting science fiction done on a budget with a strong sense of social commentary in a way that few films attempt, let alone achieve.“
Friday, August 1: 7:00PM*, 9:30PM* *WITH THE SHORT FILM: "A ROBOT WALKS INTO A BAR" Alex Rivera, 2014
Saturday, August 2: 5:00PM*, 7:30PM* *(WITH THE SHORT FILM: "EXCARCERATED"
Aldo Velasco, 2014)
Sunday, August 3: 5:00PM* *WITH THE SHORT FILM: "THE 6TH WORLD" Nanobah Becker, 2012, 7:30PM* WITH A SPECIAL PANEL DISCUSSION ON "THE FUTURE OF WORK"
Monday, August 4: 7:30PM* WITH THE SHORT FILM: "THE 6TH WORLD" Nanobah Becker, 2012
Tuesday, August 5: 4:30PM
Wednesday, August 6:4:30PM
Thursday, August 7:4:30PM